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Awards & Honors

Discover MIAD students, faculty, staff and alumni being recognized for their innovation, creativity, success and positive contributions to the world around us.

Designship logo nets award from Milwaukee Adworkers

The Designship logo received a merit award in the logo design category of the 2018 Adworkers Milwaukee 99 Show.

Designship is a MIAD apprenticeship/training program for MIAD design graduates in Southeastern Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee 99 Show is the annual awards show for the SE Wisconsin advertising community, presented by the United Adworkers.

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Ariana Vaeth wins $15,000 fellowship

Ariana Vaeth ’17 (Integrated Studio Arts) is one of three recipients of a new $15,000 fellowship (and studio space) from the program. There were 140 applicants. More information.

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MIAD students win Association of Rotational Molders design competition

Three MIAD Industrial Design seniors are the winners of the 2018 Design Competition of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM).

• Miyu Takisawa, 1st place, $2,000 prize
• Laurel McKernan, 2nd place, $1,000 prize
• Trever Krueger, 3rd place, $500 prize

Miyu, Laurel and Trever entered this competition during their Materials & Manufacturing 3 course.

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Emily Siira ’17 wins second place in the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

Emily Siira ’17 (Industrial Design) who is currently employed at GE Healthcare, won second place in the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition for a design she created while at student at MIAD. The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition “recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals.” Emily’s design, the Cinch Hamper, has wheels and a lifting system within the bin, and “employs mechanical advantage to do the lifting and transport of clothing for the user while also providing a simplified system for clothes hanging.”

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